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42 Realistic Robotic Bugs

These Robotic Critters are Remote Controlled

— July 24, 2013 — Eco
Robotic bugs, though they're often faceless and metal-framed, are easily identifiable by their six-plus limbs. From flying insects to fuzzy arachnids, many replicas of critters have been constructed. Most are controllable by remotes, serving as fun toys that prove technological innovation. The BionicOpter by Festo is a robotic dragonfly that flies aerodynamically and smoothly. Its streamlined shape immaculately mimics the appearance of dragonflies.

While some creations are not scary in appearance, others are visually cringe-worthy. The red, green and black Infrared RC USB Centipede is giant and very realistic. The USB-chargeable toy lasts for around 20 minutes. The 3D-printed 'T8' spider by 'Robugtix' could also be frightening. The black spider is shaped just like a real arachnids, with built-in motors and engines that allows it to move fluidly like a real spider.

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Whimsical Robotic Dragonflies
Whimsical Robotic Dragonflies
Festo's BionicOpter Resembles Realistic Small Dragonflies
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Fingertip-Sized Robotic Insects
Fingertip-Sized Robotic Insects
The World's Smallest Flying Robot is Made by Harvard Scientists
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Half-Wheeled Military Machines
Half-Wheeled Military Machines
The X-RHex Robot Moves Like a Creepy Crawly Insect
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Spider-Shaped Vehicles
Spider-Shaped Vehicles
The Stompy Robot Will Intimidate Onlookers
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Arachnid Emergency Bots
Arachnid Emergency Bots
Fraunhofer Spider Robot Assists Humans in Dangerous Situations
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3D-Printed Arachnid Robots
3D-Printed Arachnid Robots
This 3D-Printed Spider by 'Robugtix' Moves Like a Real Arachnid
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Remote-Controlled Insects
Remote-Controlled Insects
The Infrared RC USB Centipede is the King of Creepy Crawlies
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Hairy Gag Gadgets
Hairy Gag Gadgets
The Remote Control Tarantula from Uncle Milton is Too Real for Comfort
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Mechanical Insects
Mechanical Insects
The University of Bielefeld's Hector is a Mechanical Crawler
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Creepy Bug Robots
Creepy Bug Robots
Phasma is the Six-Legged Machine of Your Dreams and Nightmares
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Astonishingly Affordable Robots
Astonishingly Affordable Robots
The ArcBotic ‘Hexy’ is for Multitasking Gadget Lovers
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Insect-Inspired Light Fixtures
Insect-Inspired Light Fixtures
The 'Bug Light' Pet Lamp is Adorable and Easy to Care For
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Robot Spiderman Spinoffs
Robot Spiderman Spinoffs
Spiderbot Mimics Peter Parker's Skills, Sorta
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Enhanced Robot Insects (UPDATE)
Enhanced Robot Insects (UPDATE)
The Hexbug Nano V2 Can Move Around Horizontally and Vertically
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Robotic Grasshoppers
Robotic Grasshoppers
The Air Hopper Can Jump One Foot High Off the Ground
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12,000 Lb Mechanical Spider
12,000 Lb Mechanical Spider
Moltensteelman Walking Beast
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Spiderman Robots
Spiderman Robots
Tmsuk T-34 Robot Shoots Nets and Makes You Its Prey
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Insectified Cyborg Scouts
Insectified Cyborg Scouts
ISOPOD Robot Watcher May Become Man's New Best Friend
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Insect Tech Innovations
Insect Tech Innovations
Caterpillar Movement is Driven By Its Stomach
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Realistic Robotic Insects
Realistic Robotic Insects
The 'ChouChou Electric Butterfly' is a Battery-Powered Pet Bug
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Insect Based Robots
Insect Based Robots
The Next Generation of Bots
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Microcontrolled Insects
Microcontrolled Insects
Remote Controlled Beatles Are Part Living, Part Robot.
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15 Meter Tall Spiders
15 Meter Tall Spiders
La Machine Theatre Robots
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Fake Insects For Pest Control
Fake Insects For Pest Control
Robo-Roaches
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Insect Robots
Insect Robots
The A-Pod Hexapod Robot By Zenta Looks Like a Mechanical Ant
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Spidery Nanobots
Spidery Nanobots
The Columbia University DNA ‘Spiderbot' is Made Out of Microscopic Mo
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Creepy Crawly Robots
Creepy Crawly Robots
The Kanibot Cyborg Vehicle Will Give You Technopohobia
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iRobot Evolution
iRobot Evolution
Documenting iRobot's Design Transformation
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Israel Creating a Robotic Killer Insects
Israel Creating a Robotic Killer Insects
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Dragonfly Robot
Dragonfly Robot
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Leg Spines = Super Spider Robots
Leg Spines = Super Spider Robots
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Mutant Dolls
Mutant Dolls
The 'Barbie Strogg' Insectoid Centaur-Fighting Robot Fends off Evil Brothers
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Robot Insects for Kids
Robot Insects for Kids
Hexbug Micro Robot Creatures Are One of 2009's X-Mas Must-Haves
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Robot Racecars
Robot Racecars
Honda Great Race 2025 Concept is Abnormally Advanced
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Cyborg Insects
Cyborg Insects
UC Berkeley Houses Remote Controlled Live Beetles (UPDATE)
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Cyborg Firefighter Armor
Cyborg Firefighter Armor
'PyroPack' Makes Firemen Look Like "RoboCop"
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Firefighting Robots
Firefighting Robots
OLE Insect Firefighter
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Insecticide-Spraying Choppers
Insecticide-Spraying Choppers
The D.F.O Helicopter Brings Farming into the Future
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DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
Dean Christ's Controversial Collection Casts Eye On Warfare
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Giant Steampunk Spiders
Giant Steampunk Spiders
La Princesse Webs Her Way Across the Globe
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Upcycled Insect Sculptures
Upcycled Insect Sculptures
These Arthrobots are Incredible Sculptures from Recycled Materials
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DIY Spider Robots
DIY Spider Robots
The Spiderbot by Daniel Schatzmayr is a Hexapod
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